Over 750,000 protesters gathered in Los Angeles on Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington. Marchers gathered in Pershing Square downtown, and held signs promoting women’s rights, protection of the environment and racial equality, among others.
Laverne Cox, Miley Cyrus, and Barbara Streisand were a few of the many celebrities who made speeches, though the intense crowds made it impossible for most to see or hear. These protests were held on every continent, and many had record-breaking turnouts.
Protesters take a break on top of an ATM sign to watch marchers go by. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
Women hold up signs in solidarity. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
Janelle Obert, Mennelle Alkhawaja and Clare Taylor Wilkes from the band No Girlfriends dressed as tampons as a “matter of protecting planned parenthood.” Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
“I also wanted to make a statement because so many people in the GOP tell us what to do with our vaginas, and yet so many people don’t know anything about them. We’re kind of like this is what our vaginas do.” Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
Along with carrying signs, many dressed in costumes, including those operating this elaborate puppet. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
Protester dressed as the Statue of Liberty. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
A parked Homeland Security vehicle adorned with signs supporting LGBT rights and a rainbow feather boa. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
A spectator holding a sign watches as marchers go past. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
Perched on top of a bus stop, protesters lead the crowd in chants. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
A photographer scaled a streetlight for a better vantage point. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee heads to the bus stop after a long day. Tamari Dzotsenidze / Daily Nexus
Tamari Dzotsenidze, Managing Editor, first started at the Daily Nexus her first quarter freshman year as an assistant news editor. When not in the dungeon under Storke tower, she likes to make weird art and go to the beach with her dog Duke.